As a little girl, I attended a Christian school. Scripture memorization happened on a weekly basis, and I am so thankful now for those verses that are so deeply ingrained in my heart and mind.
When we chose to send our children to public school, I knew we would have to find a way to still make Scripture memorization a priority in our lives. I found a small magnetic white board and put it on our fridge. Each week, I write a different Bible verse on the board and we do our best to memorize it as the week goes on. Some weeks we do better than others. Just keeping it real.
In kindergarten, we memorized Bible verses that corresponded with the letter of the alphabet we were learning that week. For instance, when we learned about the letter "A", our verse for the week was, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23). Yes, some weeks we have to get a little more creative than others, but it's a great way to reinforce what they are learning in school with the truth of God's word.
This week is the letter "F" so this is our verse,
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1)
It's a heady verse to be sure. One I'm sure they can't fully grasp quite yet. But I failed to mention this isn't just about the kids. This verse speaks to me and my husband every time we walk past that refrigerator too.
We are going through a season right now that requires some extra faith. The daily reminder of this truth speaks to my heart in ways I can't fully explain. Faith is word we toss around so often, and yet how many times do we actually contemplate its meaning?
There is so much power in the Word of God. If you don't have a weekly family Bible verse, I encourage you to start this week. Don't overcomplicate it - just let the truth of God's Word take a place of priority in your family's life.
Have a great week!